genetic fallacy


noun Logic.

the fallacy of confusing questions of validity and logical order with questions of origin and temporal order.

Nearby words

  1. genetic disease,
  2. genetic disorder,
  3. genetic dominant,
  4. genetic drift,
  5. genetic engineering,
  6. genetic female,
  7. genetic fingerprint,
  8. genetic fingerprinting,
  9. genetic fitness,
  10. genetic immunity

Origin of genetic fallacy

First recorded in 1930–35

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